Survey: Reimbursement, Hiring, Purchasing Taking a Hit with Health Reform

August 15, 2013

Reimbursement cuts, hiring freezes and equipment purchasing holds are a reality for many radiology groups under the Affordable Care Act, according to a recent Diagnostic Imaging survey.

Reimbursement cuts, hiring freezes and equipment purchasing holds are becoming a reality for many radiology groups under the Affordable Care Act.That’s according to a recent survey of Diagnostic Imaging readers in which we sought to get an understanding of just how much the law is already impacting the industry and how much - or how little – radiology professionals understand the reforms.The results showed that although most imaging professionals have a fair understanding of the ACA, only half know where to go for more information. Groups seem split on the level of their leadership's involvement in reform discussions, too.But there’s little confusion that the law will - or is already - greatly impacting radiology. Most respondents expect pay to drop either slightly or greatly, and most are already feeling the cuts. Hiring is on hold at many facilities, as is equipment purchasing.Check out the slideshow for the full results, and tell us your experiences in the comments section below.